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  • Festive Markets

    It’s well known that there is no better way to bring on epic levels of Christmas spirit than heading to a Christmas Market! Gazing up at the twinkling lights, keeping your hands warm on a cup of delicious mulled wine and hearing all those festive classics fully unleashes those Christmas feels. Plus, you’re more likely to find a truly original gift that will bring a smile to a loved one’s face at one of the many independent stalls, all while supporting small local businesses.

    As it’s outside it’s easy to manage safe physical distance whilst getting out and about in your social bubbles to celebrate the other thing that truly matters at Christmas – getting together!

    We’ve prepared a list of all the superb Christmas markets happening across the Royal Borough of Greenwich that are all lit up and ready to celebrate our favourite winter festival.

    Greenwich Market
    Greenwich Market © Jacqui Hawking

    Visiting Greenwich Market is essential during the festive season, to shop for your Christmas gifts in style, and because it’s just so pretty at Christmas! Sitting just inside a stunning Regency-fronted quadrant of discreet shop fronts and residences, this historic covered market reveals itself as you enter. When the Christmas lights are up there’s a genuinely magical feeling that you may have wandered into a giant Christmas shopping grotto, and this year, they’re particularly stunning!

    Inside are dozens of independent arts & craft sellers offering spectacular, creative, original, quirky and often unique products. The market is also circled by a truly diverse selection of boutique shops, dotted among the quaint picturesque alleys and charming side streets.

    It’s traditional to get yourself a mulled wine while you’re here and if you’re peckish, there’s plenty of variety available at the famous Food Court.

    Be sure to bring the kids along to visit Santa’s Grotto, and help raise money for a great local charity, in a year when they truly need it! This year extra health and safety planning means you can visit, assured all the necessary precautions have been taken.

    It’s open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 5.30pm, and remember they are hosting four late shopping events on Wednesdays; 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd of December, where they will be open until 8pm!

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    Cutty Sark Gardens

    Get down to Cutty Sark Gardens market, running weekends throughout December, where you’ll find a fantastic selection of international food, music and a wonderful atmosphere. There’s a merry-go-round and an assortment of entertainment over the weeks to keep the kids entertained.

    The market basks in the glow of the famous Cutty Sark Christmas lights, hanging from the ship’s masts. That and the twinkling lights of the Canary Wharf skyline over the Thames make it a perfect setting, so make sure to bring a camera!

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    Pop-up Christmas Markets

    Make sure you save the dates for all the markets happening across the Royal Borough of Greenwich this December.

    Head along to one of these fabulously festive Christmas markets and discover handmade gifts and unique presents for loved ones or indulge in a tasty treat while supporting local traders.

    Thamesmead
    10am - 3pm, 12th December, Clocktower

    A great day out for all the family with lots of activities for the kids to enjoy while parents browse the delights on offer.

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    Woolwich
    10am-4pm, 5th December, General Gordon Square

    One of Woolwich’s favourite winter events! There will be plenty of food, hot drinks and gifts on offer, so grab your scarf and gloves and join us for a day full of festivities.

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    Abbey Wood
    11am to 4pm, 5th December, Abbey Arms Car Park

    Boasting foods from around the world and craft stalls offering great products from personalised frames to knitwear and baby items to homemade fudge!

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    Eltham
    10am-4pm, 12th December, Passey Place

    Escape to a wintery world of Christmas magic in Eltham this December. Located in the heart of the town centre, discover handmade gifts as well as unique finds for your nearest and dearest.

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    Kidbrooke Village Christmas Market
    12.00pm to 6.00pm, 5th December, Pegler Square

    Head over to Kidbrooke Village Christmas Market, enjoy the Christmas lights, get some beautiful, handcrafted and locally made gifts, enjoy some great street food and drinks, and hear some heartwarming Christmas Carols.

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    Royal Arsenal Christmas Market
    12.00pm to 6.00pm, 12 Dec 2020 - 12 Dec 2020

    Get yourselves in the festive spirit! Head to Royal Arsenal Christmas Market in the glorious setting of Artillery Square, Woolwich,  for inspired gifts, foodie treats, Christmas trees, cocktails, street food, and entertainment.

     

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